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JBL Bar 5.1vsSony HTZF9

JBL Bar 5.1

76

Kagoo Score

76

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 5.1

£529.99
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 4 year old 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
550W
2.9kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
94
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Value for Money
Good
71
Age
3 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sony HTZF9

73

Kagoo Score

73

Kagoo Score

Sony HTZF9

£299.00
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 3 year old 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
400W
DOLBY
ATMOS
3.1kg
WEIGHT
93
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
58
Value for Money
Average
75
Age
3 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
JBL Bar 5.1

76

Kagoo Score

76

Kagoo Score

JBL Bar 5.1

£529.99
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 4 year old 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
550W
2.9kg
WEIGHT
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
94
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Value for Money
Good
71
Age
3 Years Old
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sony HTZF9

73

Kagoo Score

73

Kagoo Score

Sony HTZF9

£299.00
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 3 year old 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
400W
DOLBY
ATMOS
3.1kg
WEIGHT
93
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
58
Value for Money
Average
75
Age
3 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
4 Reasons For
Twice As Many Audio Output Channels
The JBL Bar 5.1 is 5.1 channels channels, which is twice as many audio output channels as the Sony HTZF9 (3.1 channels).

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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150W Bigger Power
The JBL Bar 5.1 is a 550W soundbar. That's 150W bigger than the Sony HTZF9 (400W).

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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Better Kagoo Score
The JBL Bar 5.1 has received a Kagoo Score of 76, however the Sony HTZF9 scored 73.
Better Brand
JBL soundbars have an average rating of 78%, whereas Sony only has an average rating of 75.9%.
3 Reasons For
Cheaper by £231
The Sony HTZF9 is £230.99 cheaper than the JBL Bar 5.1.
More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar.
Newer by Six Months
The Sony HTZF9 is six months newer than the JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
45 months old 39 months old Best

Audio Channels

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

Power

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Audio Channels
5.1
 5.1
BEST
3.1
 3.1
Power 550W
BEST
400W
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 
 
 
Other Features JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Subwoofer Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data 38.2mm
Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.8mm 25.1mm
Subwoofer Driver Diameter (Imperial) 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
AirPlay
AirPlay
 AirPlay
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
Manual
 Manual
Manual
 Manual
Docking Connector
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Frequency Range 90Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Apple Docking Compatibility
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Not Supported
 Not Supported
 
 
 
Audio JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Decoder
Dolby Digital Dolby Atmos
Dsd Dts
Dts 96 / 24 Dts-Es
Dts-Hd Hr Dts-Hd Master Audio
DTS:X Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Dual Mono Dolby Truehd
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Atmos
 Dsd
 Dts
 Dts 96 / 24
 Dts-Es
 Dts-Hd Hr
 Dts-Hd Master Audio
 DTS:X
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Dual Mono
 Dolby Truehd
Dolby Digital Dolby Atmos
Dsd Dts
Dts 96 / 24 Dts-Es
Dts-Hd Hr Dts-Hd Master Audio
DTS:X Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Dual Mono Dolby Truehd
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Atmos
 Dsd
 Dts
 Dts 96 / 24
 Dts-Es
 Dts-Hd Hr
 Dts-Hd Master Audio
 DTS:X
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Dual Mono
 Dolby Truehd
Game Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Game mode
 Game mode
 
 
 
Soundbar Speaker JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Woofer Diameter (Imperial) 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tweeter Diameter 1.25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Tweeter Driver 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 1% Unknown - Click to provide data
Impedance Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Power 510W
BEST
400W
 
 
 
Subwoofer JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Subwoofer
Wireless
 Wireless
Separate
 Separate
Bass Adjustment
Bass adjustment
 Bass adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bass Reflex
Bass reflex
 Bass reflex
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
RMS Power (Subwoofer) 300W 400W
BEST
Subwoofer Type
Active
 Active
Wireless
 Wireless
Subwoofer Included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
 
 
 
Technical Details JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Remote Control Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote control
 Remote control
Connector(s) HDMI ARC X 1 - Optical X 1 HDMI X 2 (1 X ARC) - Optical X 1
Wireless Connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
AUX In
AUX in
 AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC) Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Digital Audio Optical In 1 1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Connection
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Digital Audio Coaxial In 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Version
4.2
 4.2
4.2
 4.2
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Output 1 1
HDMI In 3
BEST
2
HDMI Port 3 3
USB Port
USB port
 USB port
USB port
 USB port
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
 
 
 
Power JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Power Consumption (Standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (Typical) 290W 1W
BEST
AC Input Frequency 50Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
100
 100
100
 100
Power Source
Ac
 Ac
Ac
 Ac
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Subwoofer Depth 305mm 386mm
Subwoofer Height 305mm 382mm
Width 1,148mm 1,000mm
Subwoofer Width 440mm 190mm
Height 93mm 64mm
Depth 58mm 99mm
Subwoofer Weight 13g 8.1kg
Weight 2.9kg 3.1kg
 
 
 
Packaging Content JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Handheld Remote Control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Warranty card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Receiver Included
Receiver included
 Receiver included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Mounting Brackets Included Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting brackets included
 Mounting brackets included
Cables Included
Hdmi Optical
 Hdmi
 Optical
Hdmi Optical
 Hdmi
 Optical
Packaging Content JBL Bar 5.1 Sound Bar - Wireless Subwoofer - Remote Control - Batteries - HDMI Cable - Power Adaptor - Wall Mount Bracket Kit - Owner"s Guide Sony HTZF9 CEK 7.1 Wireless Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos - Remote Control - Batteries for Remote Control - Optical Cable - Wall Hanging Bracket
 
 
 
Features JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
FM Radio
FM radio
 FM radio
FM radio
 FM radio
Audio Format
MP3 Wav
Aac Aiff
Alac Dsd
Flac He-Aac
Ogg
 MP3
 Wav
 Aac
 Aiff
 Alac
 Dsd
 Flac
 He-Aac
 Ogg
MP3 Wav
Aac Aiff
Alac Dsd
Flac He-Aac
Ogg
 MP3
 Wav
 Aac
 Aiff
 Alac
 Dsd
 Flac
 He-Aac
 Ogg
Auto Power Off System
Auto power off system
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Night Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Night mode
 Night mode
TV Stands
TV stands
 TV stands
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wall Mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Bravia Sync
 Bravia Sync
Bravia Sync
 Bravia Sync
Colour
Black
 Black
Black
 Black
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
 
 
 
Special Features JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
Multiroom
Multiroom
 Multiroom
Multiroom
 Multiroom
BEST
Dolby Atmos Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Atmos
 
 
 
Features JBL Bar 5.1 Sony HTZF9
4k Passthrough
4k passthrough
 4k passthrough
4k passthrough
 4k passthrough
Smart Soundbar
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar

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